The list you need to make this New Year

Following on from the pre-Christmas intention setting, there will be no grand declarations of goals and plans for 2015 here today. Not because I have none – simply because I’ve had them for some time. Have been working on them diligently for months. And will continue to work on them diligently tomorrow. And revise and detour as I go. Instead, for …

Simple school holidays

I love old-fashioned. I really do. Maybe it’s because old-fashioned to me is defined as … my childhood, grandmothers, cups of tea, climbing trees, simple good food, tablecloths, colouring in, knitting and crochet, the library … It all makes me feel safe, nourished, loved, and I think that’s because everything old-fashioned reminds me of my grandmothers and times I spent …

KISS in the kitchen: it’s hot stuff

After last week’s post about following the KISS principle and taking the simple approach to life and health, today I’m talking about KISSin’ in the kitchen. Not lip-locking with hubby over the kitchen sink (although by all means go ahead if that will make him do the dishes!) but how simplicity is all you need to whip up healthy meals. …

KISS me, everywhere

No, it’s not a raunchy love letter. It’s my life mantra. Keep It Simple, Stupid. It’s what they teach to journalism students and cadets when it comes to writing copy – keep it simple, to the point, don’t over-complicate it. The KISS rule. Get to the essence of what’s important and focus on that. Don’t try and be clever by …